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April, 2005

  • Circumventing Group Policy Settings

    Group policy settings are an integral part of any Windows-based IT environment. If you’re a network administrator you use them to enforce corporate security and desktop management policy, and if you’re a user you’ve almost certainly been frustrated by...
  • The Coming .NET World – I’m scared

    A few years ago Microsoft embarked on an anti-Java campaign called .NET, spinning .NET as a revolutionary technology (while failing to explain that it’s really Microsoft’s own implementation of the JVM concept with new languages layered on top of it)...
  • The Case of the Mysterious Locked File

    The other day I was intently editing code in Visual Studio and hit F7 to compile my latest batch of changes when I was interrupted with a dialog box that informed me that my file couldn’t be saved to disk: I viewed the suggested cause with suspicion because...
  • .NET World Follow Up

    My last blog entry on the memory bloat of managed (.NET) applications generated the controversy and misinterpretation of my primary points that I expected, so I’m following up with some clarification. First, I stated that managed code is ideal for client...
  • Services Polling when Process Explorer is Running

    If you’ve replaced Task Manager and run Process Explorer at all times in your tray (like you should) and you’ve run Regmon you probably have noticed Services.exe repeatedly querying the entire HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services branch of the Registry...
  • Explorer’s Registry Polling

    A couple of posts ago I talked about the negative effects of polling the Registry and file system from an application . A developer on the MSN Desktop Search responded to the MSN Desktop Search polling example I presented by saying that they are fixing...